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Queensland, Australia

WELCOME TO NOOSA The Relaxation Capital of Australia Noosa offers a kaleidoscope of colour – from the crystal clear ocean and river systems to white sandy beaches, lush green hinterland and a network of national park trails to explore. Blended with a cosmopolitan lifestyle and exquisite sunsets, Noosa leaves a lasting impression on its visitors. Locally sourced produce is served at most Noosa restaurants, prepared by world-class chefs in an alfresco setting that matches the year-round warm and sunny climate. Noosa is regularly touted as Australia’s favourite beach holiday destination.

The official Noosa Global Travel Planner 2019-2020 provides the travel trade with an easy to use, inspirational and educational guide to assist in planning and booking your client’s dream holiday.

Need help? Please contact us: Australia: 1 3000 NOOSA (1 3000 66672) Overseas: +61 7 5430 5000 Email:

@VisitNoosa @VisitNoosa @Noosa




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Visitor Essentials Climate Noosa is famous for its mild climate. It has an average annual temperature of 28 degrees celcius (82 degrees Fahrenheit) in summer and 21 degrees celcius (69 degrees Fahrenheit) in winter.






SUMMER (Dec - Feb)

21 C

69 F

28 C

82 F

AUTUMN (March - May)

16 C

60 F

25 C

77 F

For further climate information, please refer to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology

WINTER (June - August)

10 C

50 F

21 C

69 F

SPRING (Sept - Nov)

15 C

59 F

25 C

77 F


April - September (may exclude school holidays)


October - December and February - March


December - January and March - April

Holiday Seasons Holiday periods are based around seasons, climate, major events, school and public holidays. Prices and availability fluctuate accordingly. For further information on school and public holidays, visit

For a list of major events in Noosa please see page 51.

Beach & Sun Safety Beach Safety Enjoy Noosa’s beautiful beaches safely - swim between the flags on patrolled beaches and follow the instructions and advice of the surf life savers on duty. Red and yellow flags indicate the safest patrolled swimming area.


Sun Safety The Australian sun can be harmful – always cover up and protect yourself against UV rays. Surf life savers on the beach have a ready supply of sunscreen if required.

Clothing In keeping with the relaxed Noosa lifestyle, smart casual clothing is standard. A jacket or jumper may be required during winter, especially in the evenings.

Travel Information


Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) Sunshine Coast Airport offers multiple daily flights from Sydney and Melbourne with Jetstar and Virgin Australia, as well as multiple direct weekly services from Adelaide with Jetstar. Qantas offers daily flights to and from Sydney. Seasonal AucklandSunshine Coast (AKL-MCY) direct flights operate with Air New Zealand, with connections through to international destinations. A new international runway will be completed by the end of 2020 which will attract new direct connections from domestic and international destinations. Visit

Brisbane Airport (BNE) Brisbane Airport is 90 minutes’ drive from Noosa and is Queensland’s domestic and international gateway. Servicing 23.4 million passengers in 2018 and

to transfer to/from Brisbane and Sunshine Coast Airports to Noosa.

operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, BNE has two major terminals with 33 airlines flying to 83 domestic and international destinations. Visit

Greyhound Australia operates an extensive bus network around Australia, with Noosa a popular stop for many travellers.

Brisbane Airport offers a range of transfer services and most major car rental brands.

Public bus services operate regularly in the local area - for more details go to


Noosa is an easy 90-minute drive north of Brisbane on the Bruce Highway. All major car hire companies operate to and from Noosa. Shuttle services (Con-Xion Transfer Services), limousines and private cars are all available


Trains from Brisbane stop at Nambour and Cooroy, where public bus services connect passengers heading to Noosa. For timetables visit

MAJOR CENTRES (from Noosa)


DRIVE TIME (hours)

Sunshine Coast Airport


30 min

Rainbow Beach


1 hr 20 min

Hervey Bay


2 hr 15 min

Fraser Island via beach/vehicle ferry - 4WD access only


1 hr 30 min



1 hr 30 min

Gold Coast


2 hr 30 min



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NOOSA'S ECO ATTRIBUTES Since the 1960s, the Noosa community has fought hard to protect and conserve Noosa’s natural assets. This is apparent as soon as you arrive in Noosa. Amongst the cocktail bars, fine dining restaurants and boutique shopping, the area has an abundance of accessible national park, bushland, sparkling waterways and turquoise beaches with low-rise buildings.

What is a Biosphere Reserve?

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Maintaining the balance between the community and environment to ensure a sustainable destination for generations to come.

Noosa was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2007, a global recognition of people living in harmony with nature. Noosa was the first Biosphere Reserve in Queensland and covers approximately 150,000 hectares. The area is rich in biodiversity with more than 300 bird species (that’s almost half of Australia’s total bird varieties), 1300 plant species, 60 distinct ecosystems and hundreds of native animals. About 35% of Noosa is in protected national park and it is an important whale migration area to over 20,000 whales annually. The best bit – Noosa’s natural surrounds are accessible by a variety of activities and tours including kayaking, boating, hiking, biking, paddling and glamping!


World Surfing Reserve

What is a World Surfing Reserve? A global program that preserves outstanding waves, surf zones and surrounding environments around the world in partnership with local communities.

Noosa is officially recognised as the 10th World Surfing Reserve, chosen for its beautiful point breaks and visionary coastal conservation. This ensures visitors have access to crystal clear surfing waves for years to come, whether you are learning to surf or searching for world-class breaks.

Plastic Free Noosa In 2018, our Plastic Free Champions eliminated 1.6 million pieces of single-use plastic from the Noosa community.

PLASTIC FREE NOOSA Plastic Free Noosa is a whole-of-community project to reduce Noosa’s plastic footprint by encouraging the community to switch from single-use plastics to sustainable alternatives. Plastic Free Noosa works with cafés, restaurants, markets and major events to eliminate the use of six key plastic items that are commonly used - plastic water bottles, straws, coffee cups and lids, takeaway

containers, food ware (cutlery, cups, plates) and plastic bags. Plastics are forever and should never be used once and thrown away. All items above have readilyavailable reusable or compostable alternatives. As Australia’s plastic free pilot destination, Noosa is showing what can be achieved when a community works together, and makes the switch. 11

Noosa's Beaches & Hastings Street

Noosa is blessed with a variety of beaches offering pristine bays and open surf beaches. Head to Noosa Main Beach if you are looking for a calm, sheltered beach offering perfect learn-to-surf waves. It is one of the few beaches in Australia that faces north and is protected by a headland. Bordering Noosa Main Beach is Hastings Street – an eclectic offering of boutique shops (many selling local labels) and a mouth-watering mix of well regarded restaurants, cafés, coffee nooks and ice cream shops. The trees that line Hastings Street are strung with fairy lights, providing a magical feel each evening.

Noosa River & Noosa Everglades The Noosa River is a water enthusiast’s paradise offering everything from stand-up paddle and jet skis, to fishing and boating. The river extends all the way into the Noosa Everglades where you will experience breathtaking beauty and tranquillity. The Noosa Everglades is a pristine wilderness area, fondly known as the ‘River of Mirrors’ due to its amazing reflective and pure waters. The area is a photographer’s dream, a bird watcher’s paradise and a nature lover’s dream escape.


The Noosa Everglades is one of only two in the world and home to half of Australia’s bird species.

Noosa National Park Consistently recognised as a top Queensland experience and one of Australia’s most visited National Parks, Noosa National Park rewards visitors with a variety of walking tracks, stunning coastal, bush and rainforest scenery, and hidden bays offering world-class surfing breaks. Koalas, dolphins, whales and turtles frolic in this accessible natural environment, which is an easy boardwalk stroll from bustling Hastings Street.

The Noosa Coastal Walk is 10.8km return and is one of the only places in Australia you can literally walk alongside the stunning turquoise ocean the whole way around!

This iconic coastal trail leads you to the southern end of the National Park, with glorious vistas to neighbouring beaches including Sunshine Beach and Peregian Beach, which are also popular with visitors.

Noosa Country Drive Noosa’s hinterland and country areas are a collection of distinctive villages and historical towns nestled amongst spectacular hills and valleys just a short drive from the coast. Discover a world of arts, crafts, locally produced foods and incredible natural beauty. Visit galleries, cheese makers, breweries, book stores or buy fresh local produce at farm gates and markets. For the active, explore one of the eight scenic hinterland trails, suitable for walking, mountain biking, horse-riding or birdwatching. 13

Great Beach Drive & Cooloola Great Walk Between Noosa and Rainbow Beach is the Great Sandy National Park and Cooloola Recreation Area. The area is home to Teewah Coloured Sands, the pristine wilderness of the Noosa Everglades, long stretches of beach, a 500,000-year-old sand-mass, forests, paperbark swamps, wildflowers, rare and endangered animals, with stunning views and walking trails. Visit the lighthouse at Double Island Point and keep a watch out for migrating whales from July – November. This magnificent stretch of coastline is the only place in the world where two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves sit side by side - the Great Sandy Biosphere and Noosa Biosphere. This amazing coastal and bushland scenery can be experienced on a four wheel drive tour along the beach from Noosa on The Great Beach Drive or hiking 88km on the Cooloola Great Walk. Each experience offers a rich diversity as you embark on a once in a lifetime journey. Continue on from Rainbow Beach all the way to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. 14

NOOSA'S FOOD CULTURE Noosa’s idyllic location between the fertile soil of the hinterland and abundance of pristine waterways, means we boast a bountiful supply of fresh local produce. Whether you crave hand-picked strawberries, macadamias, local crab or juicy red tomatoes, local produce is easily sourced from the farm gate, farmers markets, Noosa restaurants, cafés and even local supermarkets. Noosa’s foodie reputation is held in high regard, home to several of Australia’s leading chefs and five restaurants that are rated in Australia’s top 100. Noosa is also well known for the acclaimed Noosa Food & Wine Festival held in May celebrating local breweries, producers, coffee culture and celebrity chefs.

Slow Food Noosa Visitors to Noosa can easily recognise our best restaurants and producers thanks to Australia’s first ‘Snail of Approval’ program. The program is part of the global Slow Food movement, providing a quality assurance guide on food outlets that are leaders in the Slow Food philosophy of ‘good, clean and fair’ food. From producers and food artisans to restaurant owners, chefs and even a cooking school, the Snail of Approval program places Noosa firmly on the global foodie map as creators and champions of responsible food. 15

noosa's top ten RELAX ON A NOOSA BEACH One of the most difficult decisions on a holiday to Noosa is which beach to relax on. There are endless choices, including beautiful Noosa Main Beach, Sunshine Beach and Peregian Beach.



Noosa rewards visitors with friendly Australian beachside communities and hinterland villages. Each town offers its own unique experiences where you can expect a warm welcome, laid-back atmosphere, stunning vistas with access to great food, shopping and activities.

The Noosa National Park at the end of Hastings Street features spectacular coastal scenery and provides a home for many native Australian animals including koalas, brush turkeys, echidna and kookaburras.

SHOP ON HASTINGS STREET Regarded as the style hub of Noosa, this bustling beachside strip is home to an exciting range of fashion labels, unique jewellery, surf gear, homewares, art and beauty products. 16

WELLNESS Home to globally awarded day spas, Noosa is the perfect escape to restore life’s balance. Unwind with luxurious pampering in a day spa, massage room, healing retreat, yoga on the beach or state-ofthe-art Pilates studios.

FAMILY FUN There are several attractions to excite and thrill. Cuddle a koala at Australia Zoo, board the Mary Valley Rattler steam train, visit the Ginger Factory, SeaLife, Aussie World or the Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World.

DISCOVER THE NOOSA EVERGLADES Canoe or cruise through the stunning Noosa Everglades, one of only two everglades in the world. Discover an ancient system of waterways with clear lakes and dark tannin waters that provide stunning mirrored reflections.

CATCH A FERRY AND DISCOVER THE DELIGHTS OF THE NOOSA RIVER Buy an all-day pass and catch the Noosa Ferry between Noosa Marina and Hastings Street to explore the beautiful Noosa River. Be transported to your favourite Noosa restaurant, or enjoy a sunset cruise.

NOOSA COUNTRY DRIVE Venture to the Noosa hinterland surrounding this coastal getaway, dotted with lakes, lookouts and scenic trails. Historic towns welcome you with cafés, galleries, farm gates and markets. Stay in lakefront cottages, B&Bs, health retreats or glamp under Noosa’s starry skies.

MARKETS Shop like a local and visit one of our exciting markets. The Original Eumundi Markets has an international reputation as Australia’s premier art, craft and produce market, set in the township of Eumundi on Wednesday and Saturday morning. Visit Noosa Farmers Markets, voted best farmers market in Australia, held every Sunday morning. Other great local markets include Peregian Beach Markets, Noosa Marina Markets, Pomona Markets, Cooran and Kin Kin village markets. 17

NOOSA'S NEIGHBOURS Noosa works in partnership with Visit Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast Tourism & Events and Destination Gympie Region to offer visitors some of the most breathtaking natural scenery you can experience in Australia, just north of Noosa on day trips or overnight stays.

RAINBOW BEACH You will find the quiet yet stunning beachside town of Rainbow Beach 100km by road (60km via Great Beach Drive) north of Noosa along the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park. The town is a hidden treasure and offers a breathtaking coastline, 72 shades of coloured sands on cliff faces and some of the best coastal views in Australia. Rainbow Beach is also the southern gateway to World Heritage-listed K’gari (Fraser Island). Do not miss the magnificent sunrise or sunsets at Carlo Sand Blow, a 15-hectare sand mass that is over 500,000 years old. Marine and wildlife are abundant, including millions of soldier crabs, thousands of whales (seasonal) and it is a breeding ground to the endangered Grey Nurse Sharks, which attracts diver from around the world. 18

FRASER ISLAND & HERVEY BAY World Heritage-listed Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and an area of remarkable natural beauty. Blessed with long white beaches, coloured sand cliffs, sand blows, rocky headlands and amazingly clear freshwater lakes, it is a perfect extension to your Noosa holiday. Swim in over 100 freshwater lakes including Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek, walk through towering rainforest, drive on 120km of beach highway and visit the Maheno shipwreck. The whales’ playground of Hervey Bay is about a three hour drive north of Noosa on the Bruce Highway where you can join a half-day whale watching tour in the calm waters off Fraser Island, spotting humpback whales with their calves.

LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Flights to Lady Elliot Island depart daily from Hervey Bay Airport, about 3 hours’ drive north of Noosa. This award-winning nature-based resort is perfect for a day tour to explore this underwater wonderland or for overnight stays. Snorkel (safe for beginners) or dive the southernmost point of the Great Barrier Reef and explore nature’s year-round seasonal migration including turtle nesting, giant manta rays, humpback whales and sea birds, as well as an array of other marine life and unspoilt coral reef. 19

SUGGESTED ITINERARY Day 1 Every visit to Noosa requires at least a day exploring the town‌ most people wish they could stay longer! Soak up the natural beauty of the Noosa National Park or drive the coast road to explore Sunshine, Sunrise or Peregian Beach villages. Explore the many boutiques lining Hastings Street and dine at one of the award-winning restaurants with beachfront or river views. Hire a jet ski, spot dolphins on a jet boat ride or learn to surf in a World Surfing Reserve. 20

Day 2 Explore the lesser known side to Noosa on a day traversing the countryside. Home to warm welcomes and exquisite local produce at farm gates where you can taste feijoas, pick strawberries and finish at a craft brewery. For the more adventurous, join a mountain biking adventure, navigating through National Park on well designed trails. Hike up Mt Tinweerbah or Mt Cooroora for spectacular 360-degree views. There are country towns dotted throughout the Noosa Hinterland with the scenery alone worthy of a day out exploring.

OVERNIGHT Noosa offers a place to stay for everyone, including stylish five-star resorts, exclusive islands, glamping, houseboats, apartments, B&Bs or RV stops and camping.

Day 3 An absolute must is a visit to the Noosa Everglades. Cruise, kayak or canoe the ‘River of Mirrors’ known for its breathtaking reflective waters and complete wilderness experience. Home to over 44% of Australia’s bird species, Eastern Grey Kangaroos , echidnas, koalas and a variety of other Australian wildlife and all just a 20-minute drive from the town of Noosa.

Day 4 Cross the Noosa River on a 5-minute car ferry ride and you arrive on the Noosa North Shore – the gateway to the Great Beach Drive. Join a 4WD tour from Noosa, driving on the sand. The 88km drive passes through Rainbow Beach and all the way to Fraser Island, passing historical landmarks, stunning natural scenery and the Double Island Point Lighthouse where you will see humpback whales in season (June – November). 21



Alaya Verde

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355 RINGTAIL CREEK ROAD, RINGTAIL CREEK QLD A boutique, three suite private luxury hinterland retreat. Situated 15 minutes northwest of central Noosa, guests unwind to nature’s symphony. Surrounded by tall forests and abundant wildlife. An upscale, ambient, organic and memorable experience of Noosa’s vibrant hinterland. Property facilities: BBQ, lap pool, surrounded by forest Target markets: Honeymoon, FIT. Room type:  B&B – pavilion rooms.

+61 7 5485 3099




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4.5 star *


Yes - free


@AlayaVerde @alayaverde_noosa


Eumarella Shores, Noosa Lake Retreat

Self rated

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251 EUMARELLA ROAD, LAKE WEYBA, NOOSA QLD Secluded, private, fully self-contained lakehouses nestled on the water’s edge, beneath the tree canopy. Explore the lake in your canoe, be entertained by the kangaroos or bushwalk in the nature refuge. The perfect balance of luxury and nature, just minutes from Noosa make this retreat the ideal base for your Noosa holiday. Property facilities: Fully self-contained, spa baths, wood fires, lake on your doorstep and nature reserve in your backyard. Under cover car-parking. Complimentary use of 2 person canoe. Disabled facilities: Lakehouse with access friendly ramp and bathroom. Target markets: Couples, families, groups. Room type: Fully self-contained.

+61 7 5449 1738




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4.5 star *


Yes - free


@eumarellashores @eumarella_shores


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Fairshore Noosa

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5/41 HASTINGS STREET, NOOSA HEADS QLD Fairshore Noosa’s absolute beachfront apartments boast one of the Sunshine Coast’s truly idyllic locations. Situated in the Hastings Street precinct, all of Fairshore’s first class Noosa apartments front directly onto the sands of Noosa’s Main Beach and offer uninterrupted ocean views, making it the perfect Hastings Street and Noosa Heads holiday accommodation. Property facilities: Beachfront pool, spa, gymnasium, games room, tour desk, BBQ area. Target markets: Families, couples. Room type: 2 bedroom self-contained apartments. Rating



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4.5 star




+61 7 5447 3444 | @FairshoreNoosa @fairshorenoosa


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SUNSHINE COAST QLD Exclusive tent hire and styling for boutique accommodation, lounge and dining for specialty celebrations and events on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Accommodation, Dining, Lounge, Picnics, Styling, Hire. Our glamorous 5m, 6m and 7m tents are set up as required, enabling our services to be brought directly to you at your chosen site. Glamacamp’s Tents can be customised, joined and styled to suit any budget and occasion, from basic to grand. We are a small exclusive boutique brand with a standard and quality like no other. Property facilities: Dependent on tent location. Target markets: Elopements, couples, families, small groups. Room type: Glamping tent. From rate: Please contact us for commissionable rates. +61 427 909 714


@glamacampnoosa @glamacampnoosa

stay Habitat Noosa

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ELANDA POINT, NOOSA HEADS QLD Habitat Noosa is uniquely located in the Cooloola National Park, a short 5-minute boat ride from the Noosa Everglades, and a 25-minute shuttle transfer from Noosa. The 26ha site, with 500m of private beach frontage on the Noosa River provides glamping accommodation in either the Luxury Paperbark Tents or Wilderness Tents. Home to a large colony of Grey Kangaroos, birdlife and starry night sky. Room type: Glamping accommodation – Paperbark or Wilderness tents. Total number of rooms: 18, guest capacity 66 Property facilities: Ensuite, 30m 2, private deck, restaurant and bar onsite, tours and activities. Target markets: Families, backpackers, couples, groups. Starting from rate per room: Luxury Paperbark Glamping Tent $250pn Wilderness Tent $132pn

+61 7 5485 3165 | @habitatnoosa


Ivory Palms Resort

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73 HILTON TERRACE, NOOSAVILLE QLD Ivory Palms Resort is an easy 25-minute drive from Sunshine Coast Airport or a 90-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Brisbane. With an extensive range of suitable accommodation options, offering over 130 rooms with choices from self-contained one bedroom apartments, two bedroom villas, and two and three bedroom townhouses. Kick up your feet and relax by one of the three pools or get active on the tennis court or jumping pillow, here at Ivory Palms there is more than enough to keep you entertained. With multiple barbeque areas, a games room, two spas and a sauna, you will never want to leave. Noosa is a great place for any family or couple. Hop onto the Noosa Ferry for a scenic cruise down the Noosa River to Noosa Heads, famed for its beautiful dining, shopping and beach or take a short 10-minute stroll to the many cafes and restaurants located on Gympie Terrace. Property facilities: 3 pools, jumping pillow, tennis court, café and bar, conference room, games room, playground, sauna and spa. Target markets: Families, groups, couples. Room type: Self-contained apartments. Rating



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4 star




+61 7 5473 1700 |

@ivorypalmsresortnoosa 25

Kingfisher Bay Resort

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KINGFISHER BAY, FRASER ISLAND QLD If you travel in search of 5-star outdoor experiences, memories to last a lifetime, and the ultimate Australian adventure – you’ll find it all at Kingfisher Bay Resort, nestled on the western bay of Fraser Island. From swimming in the world-famous Lake McKenzie, to cruising along 75-Mile Beach, hiking through secret sand dunes, exploring the ruins of the Maheno shipwreck, or paddling through the freshwater mangrove creeks in canoes – the adventures you’ll have in this World Heritage-listed wonderland are endless. The resort provides easy access to the island’s iconic sites and a fully immersive ecotourism experience. Fraser Island offers an unforgettable experience and is a MUST for every East Coast itinerary. Disabled facilities: Ramp for easy access. Property facilities: 4 swimming pools, 3 restaurants, conference facilities, 4 bars, ranger-guided activities. Target markets: Singles, couples, families, seniors, groups. Room type: Hotel, king rooms, 2 and 3 bedroom villas. Rating



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4 star




+61 7 4194 9300 | 1800 072 555 (toll free in Australia) | @kingfisherbayresort @kingfisherbayresort 26


Self rated


Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

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SOUTHERN GREAT BARRIER REEF QLD Lady Elliot Island on the southern tip of Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef is famous for its unspoilt coral reef and amazing array of marine life including turtles, manta rays and the entire cast of ‘Finding Nemo’. Lady Elliot Island features a low-key Eco Resort focused on providing guests with a genuine ecotourism experience. Property facilities: Beachfront café and lagoon bar, beachfront dining room, beach volleyball court, children’s playground, gift shop, guest laundry, PADI dive shop, reef education centre, resort pool, kids club (5-12yrs in QLD & NSW school holidays). Target markets: Families, adventure seekers, groups, eco travellers. Room type: Hotel.




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3.5 star *



$185 pp/pn

+61 7 5536 3644 | Freecall 1800 072 200

@ladyelliotislandecoresort @ladyelliotislandecoresort #ladyelliotisland


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SUNSHINE COAST QLD LUXICO is Australia’s first ‘Home Hotel’ offering VIPs, families and affluent travellers access to Australia’s best homes with hotel-style 24/7 concierge support. Noosa offers two breathtaking properties with expansive ocean views in the villages of Sunshine and Sunrise Beach. Azure provides four bedrooms plus study, infinity swimming pool, spa, cinema and wine cellar. Sunrise Retreat has five bedrooms, commercial grade gym, 25m pool with waterslide and sauna and spa. We exclusively manage designer and luxury homes in Noosa, as well as across Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney, Palm Beach, Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula and Port Douglas, providing luxurious accommodation with a personalised touch. Property facilities: All properties are provisioned to five star standards. When staying with LUXICO enjoy gourmet welcome hamper, luxurious linen, gorgeous toiletries, on-call concierge (24/7), personal welcome, free WiFi, all the essentials and a few local treats. Target markets: Families, corporates and celebrities. Room type: Luxury homes, penthouses and private estates. Total number of rooms: More than 150 properties in Australia. From rate: From $4,500 per night. +61 3 8547 4758 |

@luxicoholidays @luxico #luxico #luxiconcierge #homehotel

Makepeace Island

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LOT 55, NOOSA RIVER QLD Makepeace Island is your private island sanctuary within minutes of Noosa – perfect for a short getaway, a significant birthday celebration or a longer stay with family, friends or colleagues. The Australian home of Sir Richard Branson, Brett Godfrey and Radek Sali, Makepeace Island is incredibly special… offering a unique fusion of luxury and wilderness, creating an idyllic place to escape and unwind.

+61 7 5447 1196


Property facilities: 500,000 litre swimming pool, 15-person heated spa, tennis court, kayaks & stand-up paddle boards, river fishing, gymnasium, outdoor cinema, outdoor chess, walking trails, free WiFi. Target markets: Multi-generation families, celebratory events, corporate retreats, wellness retreats. Room type: Exclusive use private island. Total number of rooms: 11: 3 x Master Villas (2-bedroom), 1 x Island House (4 x 1-bedroom), 1 x Boathouse (1-bedroom) From Rate: From $10,000 per night. @MakepeaceIsland


stay Mantra French Quarter

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62 HASTINGS STREET, NOOSA HEADS QLD Located on Hastings Street, Mantra French Quarter is the perfect place to enjoy a seaside escape to Noosa. Mantra French Quarter is set back from the hustle and bustle of Hastings Street yet offers direct access to the shopping, dining and entertainment hub, making it the perfect place to enjoy the best of Noosa. Mantra French Quarter offers self-contained one and two bedroom apartments or opt to pay a little extra for a newly refurbished one or two bedroom deluxe apartment. Property facilities: 24 hour reception, complimentary parking, lagoon pool, sauna, spa, children’s wading pool. Target markets: Families, couples, honeymoon. Room type: Self-contained apartments.

+61 7 5665 4183




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4 star *




@MantraHotels @mantrahotels #mantrahotels #mantrafrenchquarter

Noosa Crest


Self rated

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2 NOOSA DRIVE, NOOSA HEADS QLD Noosa Crest is nestled on top of the world at Noosa Hill, amidst beautifully landscaped gardens. The resort boasts multi-million dollar views of Laguna Bay and the ocean beyond, the Noosa River and the picturesque hinterland. With direct access to Noosa River via the resort’s private boardwalk, Noosa Crest is also within 5 minutes’ walk of Noosa’s famed Hastings Street, main beach and some of the best dining and shopping experiences on the Sunshine Coast. Property facilities: Private boardwalk to Hastings Street, flood lit tennis court, two pools, two spas, one sauna. Target markets: Family, mature age couples, honeymooners. Room type: Self-contained apartments.

+61 7 5449 5700




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4.5 star




@noosacrestresort @noosacrest


Noosa International Resort

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EDGAR BENNETT AVENUE, NOOSA HEADS QLD One and two bedroom self-contained and air conditioned apartments perfectly located close to Hastings Street, Noosa National Park and Noosa Junction. Families, couples and groups will feel at home in these spacious Noosa apartments, set on two acres of tropical gardens. Property facilities: Two lagoon pools, three spas, sauna, steam room, gymnasium, tour desk, BBQ area. Target markets: Families, couples, groups. Room type: Self-contained apartments. Rating



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3.5 star




+61 7 5447 4822 | @NoosaInternationalResort

Noosa Residences

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3 MORWONG DRIVE, NOOSA HEADS QLD Noosa Residences is an exclusive complex of 23 architectdesigned holiday homes just a few minutes’ stroll from Hastings Street and Noosa’s Main Beach. The luxurious two-and three-bedroom houses capture the best of coastal living with rainforest, ocean and hinterland views. Each substantial house offers multiple decks to enjoy the stunning views, as well as designer kitchens, bathrooms, and stylish interiors. Noosa Residences puts the holiday back into house. Property facilities: Year round heated swimming pool. Target markets: FIT, honeymoon, families, groups. Room type: Houses. Rating



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5 star *




+61 7 5474 6700 | @noosaresidences @noosaresidences



Self rated

stay Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas

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33A VIEWLAND DRIVE, NOOSA HEADS QLD Nestled in the Noosa National Park, Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas offers elegant, spacious and contemporary accommodation immersed in natural surrounds. Laze in the free-form swimming pool or dine in View Restaurant, where you will be treated with dishes of fresh, local and seasonal produce. If visiting on business, enjoy first class facilities in our conference and events spaces. Property facilities: 24-hour reception, concierge, tour desk, complimentary parking, heated lagoon pool, 25m lap pool, gym, steam room, theatrette, games room, seasonal pool bar. Target markets: Families, couples, honeymoon, groups. Room type: Apartments, villas and penthouses.

+61 7 5665 4183




From Rate

5 star *




@PeppersHotels #PeppersNoosa


RACV Noosa Resort

Self rated

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94 NOOSA DRIVE, NOOSA HEADS QLD All apartments and villas feature a lounge area, kitchen, laundry facilities, Foxtel TV, DVD player and large private bathrooms. All have a balcony or terrace with outdoor seating. Some villas offer a private plunge pool or rooftop spa and exclusive, secure, undercover car parks. Free shuttle to Hastings Street and Noosa Main Beach operates daily. Property facilities: Heated (29°) pools, water slides, interactive water splash area, flood lit tennis court, restaurant and sunset bar with wood-fired pizza oven, day spa, gym, retail shop, playground, bike hire, 24 hour reception. Disabled facilities: Wheel chair accessible room. Target markets: Families, couples, tour groups. Room type: Apartments, suites and self-contained apartments and villas. Rating



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5 star




+61 7 5341 6300 |



Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort

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103 COOLOOLA DRIVE, RAINBOW BEACH QLD Rainbow Ocean Palms Resort is a small, luxury boutique resort positioned on the highest point in Rainbow Beach, offering panoramic ocean views to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island (K’gari). The resort is nestled up against Carlo Sandblow and has direct access to walking tracks in the national park. Property facilities: Wet edge pool, free parking, BBQ facilities, free WiFi. Target markets: Couples, honeymooners, families and adventure travellers Room type: Spacious self-contained apartments.

+61 7 5486 3211




From Rate

4.5 star


Yes - free


@rainbowoceanpalms @rainbowoceanpalms

Seahaven Resort

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15 HASTINGS STREET, NOOSA HEADS QLD Absolute beachfront location on beautiful Laguna Bay with luxury one and two bedroom fully serviced apartments or smaller studios. Enjoy vibrant Hastings Street cafés and restaurants with shopping at your doorstop. Property facilities: Beachfront location, three pools, gym, free onsite parking, BBQ area. Disabled facilities: Accessible bathrooms in two beachfront apartments and one Hastings studio. Target markets: Families and couples. Room type: Self-contained serviced apartments.

+61 7 5447 3422




From Rate

4.5 star


Yes - free

Please contact for commissionable rates

#seahavennoosa #seahavennoosa

Stay Noosa - Beach Road Holiday Homes

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90 BEACH ROAD, NOOSA NORTH SHORE QLD Fringed by native bushland, unspoilt beaches and pristine waterways, and situated at the gateway to the Cooloola-Great Sandy National Park, Beach Road Holiday Homes allows you to get back to nature without sacrificing 5-star luxury. The architect designed, eco-inspired homes offer an unparalleled opportunity to relax and rejuvenate. Property facilities: Leisure Centre offering swimming pool, spa, tennis court, BBQs, media room, games and pool room, children’s playroom for younger children. Target markets: Families, couples, groups, corporate, weddings. Room type: 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses.

+61 7 5440 5806 32




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5 star


Yes - free



@BeachRoadHolidayHomes @beachroadholidayhomes


Self rated

stay Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

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14 - 16 HASTINGS STREET, NOOSA HEADS QLD Ease into luxury in one of our 176 rooms, suites or villas, each with a private balcony and 24-hour room service. Indulge in your own chic pool Cabana with personal butler. Sophisticated haute cuisine is offered at Peter Kuruvita’s Noosa Beach House restaurant or pamper yourself in our AQUA Day Spa. Property facilities: Day spa, 3 bars, 1 restaurant, room service, 24 hour reception, secure undercover car parking, swim-up pool bar, gymnasium, lagoon-style pool. Disabled facilities: Accessible hotel rooms and ramps, guest lifts, wheelchair access to Noosa Beach House Restaurant. Target markets: Couples, honeymoon, families, groups, singles. Room type: Hotel. Rating



From Rate

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+61 7 5449 4888 | @sofitelnoosa


Stay Noosa - Noosa Blue Resort

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16 NOOSA DRIVE, NOOSA HEADS QLD Positioned on the crest of Noosa Hill, Noosa Blue is a relaxing, tranquil resort with beautiful pool, hinterland or garden views from every room. Guests enjoy the choice of one-bedroom deluxe suites with large private balconies, or penthouse apartments with rooftop terraces, hot tub and barbeque facilities. Property facilities: 2 heated pools, cafĂŠ, free WiFi, steam room, yoga, pilates and massage centre, BBQ areas, free undercover secure parking, tour desk and car hire. Disabled facilities: Disabled friendly room. Target markets: Couples. Room type: Self-contained apartments.

+61 7 5447 5699




From Rate

4.5 star *


Yes - free


@noosablue @noosablueresort


Self rated


Stay Noosa Culgoa Point Beach Resort

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5 QUAMBY PLACE, NOOSA HEADS QLD Nestled on the longest private beach in Noosa, Culgoa Point Beach Resort overlooks the pristine waters of the Noosa River, the Noosa North Shore, and beyond. Located on Noosa Sound, within easy walking distance of the fabulous restaurants, cafes and shops of Noosa and Noosaville, the resort offers apartments in garden, marina and beachside positions, all with large entertaining and spacious outdoor areas. Property facilities: Private beach and direct access to Noosa River, exclusive use marina, swimming pool, BBQ areas, landscaped gardens, SUP, kayak hire and bike hire. Target markets: Families, couples. Room type: Â 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained apartments. Rating



From Rate

4 star


Yes - free



+61 7 5449 6400

@CulgoaPointResort @culgoapointbeachresort 34


Self rated

stay Stay Noosa - Noosa Lakes Resort

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3 HILTON TERRACE, NOOSAVILLE QLD Located only metres from the pristine Noosa River, on the shores of Lake Doonella, Noosa Lakes Resort provides a relaxing resort environment with a variety of great room options for singles, couples, families and business people. Property facilities: 3 lagoon style swimming pools, BBQ area, free parking, bike hire, free WiFi. Disabled facilities: Disabled friendly room. Target markets: Families, groups, couples. Room type: Studios, one bedroom apartments, two bedroom townhouses.

+61 7 5447 1400




From Rate

3.5 star *


Yes - free


@noosalakesresort @noosalakesresort


The Islander Noosa Resort

Self rated

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187 GYMPIE TERRACE, NOOSAVILLE QLD The Islander Noosa Resort offers affordable holidays with the best facilities and is centrally located to explore Noosa and the Sunshine Coast. Self-contained villas on four acres of tropical gardens across from the Noosa River foreshore and in the heart of Noosaville, with shops, restaurants and supermarkets all within a few minutes stroll. Property facilities: Three pools (one heated year round), two tennis courts, two saunas, three spas, gym, games room, barbeques and clubhouse, pool hoist for guests with a disability, full security and undercover parking, Moondoggy’s Cafe Bar, restaurants, hairdresser, shoe and boutique shops on resort premises. Target markets: Families, seniors, groups, conference. Room type: 2 and 3 bedroom fully self-contained villas.




From Rate

3.5 star



$180 - $285pn

+61 7 5440 9200

@theislandernoosaresort @the_islander_noosa_resort


The Retreat Beach Houses

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390 DAVID LOW WAY, PEREGIAN BEACH QLD Nestled in the sand dunes of Noosa and surrounded by nature, The Retreat Beach Houses are the ultimate accommodation option for a holiday of absolute relaxation. With 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, these free-standing, fully self-contained spacious 2 storey beach houses are designed to capture the essence of a Queensland beach holiday. Spread out on 5 acres of pristine beachfront land with no roads to cross, a lagoon-style heated pool and full size tennis court, beach towels, boogie boards and plenty of extras. Property facilities: Direct beach access, lagoon pool, full size tennis court, beach and pool toys, BBQs, undercover parking. Target markets: Families, groups. Room type: Self-contained houses.

+61 7 5448 1922




From Rate

4.5 star




@TheRetreatBeachHouses @the_retreat_beach_houses

The Sebel Noosa

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32 HASTINGS STREET, NOOSA HEADS QLD Located on iconic Hastings St, The Sebel Noosa is the perfect place to relax, explore and indulge. Spacious, fully self-contained one or two bedroom apartments with separate living and dining areas, balconies, large bedrooms and beautifully appointed bathrooms ensure guests feel instantly relaxed. Guests can indulge in a high tea, relax pool side with a drink, explore Noosa National Park; bike ride through Noosa Woods or simply watch a sunset on Noosa’s iconic Main Beach. Sebel Hosts are ready to make each guests’ stay memorable. Property facilities: Gymnasium, complimentary secure undercover car parking, outdoor swimming pool, heated jacuzzi, children’s wading pool, WiFi. Disabled facilities: All apartments have access via lift from car park and pool area. Target markets: Families, groups, couples, wedding parties, honeymoon. Room type: Apartment. +61 7 5474 6400





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Self rated



Australia Zoo

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1638 STEVE IRWIN WAY, BEERWAH QLD Australia Zoo, one hour north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast, was made famous by the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. The 110-acre zoo is the most interactive conservation destination on the planet where you can get up close to animals including koalas, wombats and kangaroos! Watch a saltwater crocodile strike from the water’s edge in the daily Wildlife Warriors show, and explore the world’s busiest Wildlife Hospital, where you can watch vets saving endangered Australian animals. Available facilities: Free parking, ATMs, cafe, playground, toilets, telephones. Disabled facilities: Bathrooms, lift, ramp, car parking, Opening hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm every day excluding Christmas Day. Tour details: Please visit the website for tour options. Target markets: Education, groups, families, backpacker, couples, individuals. From rate: Adult $59.00, Child (3-14 years) $35.00, Pensioner/Student $47.00, Family 4 $172.00, Family 5 $189.00 Awards: Australian Tourism Award, Tourism Queensland Awards. WiFi: Yes.

Contact: Erina Kilmore | +61 7 5436 2020 | @AustraliaZoo 38


PLAY Con-x-ion Transfer Services

+61 7 5477 0888

Safe, trusted and reliable, Con-X-ion Airport Shuttle has been the brand that both locals and tourists alike prefer as their main ground transport provider. Travellers are welcomed from the moment they arrive with our on-site airport staff to support them. Con-X-ion Airport shuttle provide door-to-door services allowing for a convenient and personalised service at an exceptionally cost-effective price. Con-X-ion offer hourly services from both Sunshine Coast and Brisbane airports. Book now for an efficient, convenient and safe way to travel! Office hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week. Tour details: Airport shuttles, premiums and attractions, please visit website for more information. Target markets: Families, FIT, singles, couples, groups and backpackers. From rate: Brisbane to Sunshine Coast (transit stop) $41; Sunshine Coast to Sunshine Coast (Coolum/Marcoola area) $18. For rates to your destination please visit our website. @cxnairporttransfers



Croc Tours

+61 (0) 498 761 184

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SUNSHINE COAST QLD Croc Tours is a locally owned company that specialise in small group day tours to Australia Zoo. Join us for an Australia Zoo adventure and enjoy numerous live wildlife shows including AUSTRALIA ZOO Wildlife Warriors within the purpose built Crocoseum. Croc Tours is passionate about wildlife conservation and it’s a pleasure linking tourists to Australia Zoo. Our vehicles are modern, fully air conditioned with plenty of leg room, designed for total comfort. Book now for an efficient, convenient and safe way to travel! Tour details: Pick up and drop off from accommodation - Visit to Glass House Mountains Lookout - Day admission into Australia Zoo - 5hrs plus to explore Australia Zoo - Option to cuddle a koala, inclusive of an 8 x 10 photograph to take home. Inclusions: Air conditioned vehicle, visit to Glass House Mountains Target markets: International travellers, families, groups. From rate: Return transfer and general entry package $149 Adult, $99 Child. Koala Cuddle Adventure – Return transfer and general entry, Koala Cuddle inclusive of 8 x 10 photograph to take home - $159 Adult, $109 Child. @CrocTours

Everglades Eco Safaris

+61 7 5449 0393

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NOOSA EVERGLADES ACCESS VIA HABITAT NOOSA QLD           Queensland’s multi award winning tour group offers you a choice of unforgettable wilderness experiences into one of Australia’s most pristine regions. Choose from half day or full day river cruises and canoeing safaris. A place you must see to believe. Office hours: 9am – 6pm daily. Tour details: Noosa Everglades Cruise & Canoe with morning tea and Aussie roast lunch. Noosa Everglades Cruise with morning tea and Aussie roast lunch. Serenity Afternoon Cruise - enjoy a sunset cruise with sparkling wine and antipasto platter. What to bring: Swimwear, sunscreen, camera, towel, hat, insect repellent, refillable water bottle. Inclusions: Meals and refreshments provided during tour. Courtesy transport: Free shuttle bus servicing greater Noosa area. Target markets: Families, backpackers, couples, private charter groups. From rate: $79 Adult / $65 Child / $265 family. @evergladesecosafaris

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Epic Ocean Adventures

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NOOSA HEADS AND RAINBOW BEACH Unique Australian 4x4 aquatic experiences to Sunshine Coast’s secret National Park location, Double Island Point. Experience the thrill and freedom of the Great Beach Drive along the magical Marine Park coastline. Buzzing with wildlife with plenty to see, dolphins, whales, turtles, rays and more. Departs Noosa and Rainbow Beach daily. Tour details: Dolphin View Kayak Tours, Surf lessons (Australia’s longest wave), Stand Up Paddle Eco Tours (please see website for full options). Opening hours: 8.30am - 6.00pm daily. What to bring: Towel, water, sunscreen, camera, beach wear. Equipment provided: All fully approved equipment. Courtesy transport: 4WD beach transport included. Target markets: Individuals, couples, honeymooners, families, groups, backpackers. From rate: AU$69pp. +61 (0) 408 738 192 |

@epicoceanadventures @epicoceanadventures

Fraser Explorer Tours

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Fraser Explorer’s one and two-day off-roading tours on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island offer a fun experience for all types of travellers. All tours include meals, accommodation and transfers. Get ready to see some of the best scenery this side of the east coast as we head out on Fraser Island’s famous sand tracks and explore pristine rainforest, crystal-clear freshwater lakes, visit the historic Maheno Shipwreck and paddle in freshwater creeks. Tours depart daily from Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach. Target markets: Families, singles, couples, groups. What to bring: Personal effects, camera, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, swimmers, towel. Inclusions: 1 x breakfast, 1 x dinner, 2 x lunch, 2 days 4WD Island touring, accommodation at Eurong Beach Resort. Courtesy transport: Pick up from accommodation in Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay for both day and overnight tours. +61 7 4194 9300 1800 372 737 (within Australia)


@fraserexplorertours @FraserExplorerTours

PLAY Ginger Factory

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50 PIONEER ROAD, YANDINA, SUNSHINE COAST QLD Play, Taste and Discover at the Ginger Factory, home of Buderim Ginger and one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular tourist attractions. Open daily, the Ginger Factory offers great shopping, fun rides, informative tours and a fantastic café featuring modern Australian cuisine. Set in beautiful tropical gardens, it is the perfect place to experience the authentic taste of Queensland and is an all yearround destination. Opening hours: Open daily (excluding Christmas Day) Tour details: Take a guided tour and learn how ginger is grown, harvested and processed into Buderim Ginger products, including tastings. Discover the fascinating world of the Honey Bee, including tastings. Join the Gingerbread Man on an exciting water journey around the world. Enjoy a ride around the grounds aboard Moreton, a 118-year-old historical train. Available facilities: Unique shopping, fully licensed café, ice-creamery, rides and tours. Off street parking. Clean amenities. EFTPOS, Alipay and Union Pay. WiFi. Disabled facilities: Wheelchair friendly. Disabled amenities and parking. Target markets: The Ginger Factory has something for everyone. From rate: Train ride tickets $8.50 per person or enjoy everything with a Play, Taste & Discover Bundle $44 for an adult. +61 7 5447 8431 | @thegingerfactory

Go Ride A Wave

@ginger_factory Map Ref. 33

CLAUDE BATTEN DRIVE, NOOSA HEADS QLD Go Ride A Wave provides 2 hour surf lessons daily at 10am and 2pm. We include a long sleeve rash vest or wetsuit and a soft beginner surfboard with 2 hours of instruction and fun in a safe and controlled environment. All visitors to Noosa should try Australia’s favourite activity. Tour details: 2 hour surf lesson daily at 10am and 2pm. What to bring: Bathers and towel. Equipment provided: Long sleeve rash vest or wetsuit and soft beginner surfboard. Courtesy transport: Pick up and drop off (Noosa area). Target markets: Couples, groups, families, backpackers. From rate: Adult $72. Child under 18 $62.

Contact: Peter Fidler | +61 400 182 614 1300 132 441 (within Australia)

@gorideawave @gorideawave


Great Beach Drive 4WD Tours

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Intimate and personalised 4WD tours capturing the dramatic coastline, scenery and wildlife of the Great Beach Drive. Indulge in a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience driving on over 70 kilometres of golden sandy beaches from Noosa to Rainbow Beach. From start to finish, our tour offers you the freedom to explore, to stay a little longer and to make the most of this amazing experience. There is the option to book your own private touring experience, including the exhilaration of driving yourself on the beach, with your driver/guide acting as your instructor. Opening hours: Guaranteed daily departures excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Tour details: Day trips and private charters, including to Hervey Bay. What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, camera, swimmers and towel. Inclusions: Lunch including glass of beer, wine or soft drink, morning/afternoon tea, bottled water, National Park fees, professional driver/guide. Courtesy transport: Pick up and drop off from Mooloolaba to Noosaville including Hastings St, Noosa. Target markets: Individuals, couples, honeymooners, families, small groups. From rate: From $195 per adult and $120 per child (under 14). Family rate $575 (2 adults, 2 children under 14). Private tours from $985 per 4x4 wagon. Contact: Jan Foletta | +61 7 5486 3131 @Greatbeachdrive4wdtours


Ikatan Spa Noosa

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46 GRAYS ROAD, DOONAN QLD ikatan is the Sunshine Coast’s most awarded destination day spa, set on acreage just minutes from Noosa and a short drive from Sunshine Coast Airport and Mooloolaba. ikatan is known as the ‘Best Spa in Noosa’ offering authentic spa treatments, packages and full day retreats, focused on de-stressing and wellness. Surrounded by tropical gardens, where life is at a slower pace, best describes the atmosphere and ambience at ikatan Spa. Renowned for an authentic spa experience and unique massages as well as traditional Balinese treatments. Available facilities: Day retreats, spa parties, packages, body treatments, massage, facials, pedicures, head massage. Food and wine menu, tropical gardens, private car parking. Double room or single treatment rooms. Disabled facilities: Disabled car parking, access to treatment room, gardens and bathroom. What to bring: Everything for treatments is supplied. Inclusions: Complimentary glass of champagne or pot of herbal tea for each guest. Courtesy transport: BMW transfer booked at time of booking spa treatments. Target markets: Adults only. From rate: Massage from $155pp – Day Retreat $955pp. +61 7 5471 1199 | @ikatanspa



PLAY Kanu Kapers Australia

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BOREEN POINT QLD Immerse yourself in the wilderness on an environmentally sustainable guided or self-guided kayaking adventure in the pristine Noosa Everglades, one of just two Everglades in the world - a place of serene natural beauty, bursting with rare bird and plant species. Family operated by a kayak champion using locally handcrafted kayaks.

+61 7 5485 3328

Tour details: Explore the ancient waterways extending 60km through the Great Sandy National Park on a Guided or Self-Guided Tour. Overnight adventures available. What to bring: All tours: waterproof shoes; sun smart clothing, sunscreen, hat, insect repellent; water bottle; wind proof jacket; towel; change of clothes; camera. Self-Guided: food and water. Guided Tour: delicious fresh food included. Equipment provided: Self-Guided: Kayak and camping equipment; map with photos and kayaking instruction; esky; dry bag. Guided: professional guide; kayaking equipment; delicious buffet lunch, water refill. Target markets: Groups, couples, families, backpackers. From Rate: Self-Guided from $99pp. Guided from $189pp. @kanukapersaustralia


Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World 233 MALENY STANLEY RIVER ROAD, MALENY QLD

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Overlooking a backdrop of the iconic Glass House Mountains, our 18 acres of gardens are surrounded by stunning waterfalls and lakes, adding to the majestic nature of this unique attraction high on the escarpment. Four walk-through aviaries are home to over 700 native and exotic birds from around the world. Tour details: Daily interactive fully guided Aviary Tours – 10:30am, 12:30 and 2:00pm. (See website for additional tour times in peak periods.) Opening hours: 9am – 4:30pm daily (except Christmas Day). Available facilities: Onsite café, gift shop, golf buggy hire, four walk-through aviaries featuring over 700 exotic birds with interactive tours offered throughout the day. Disabled facilities: Disabled toilets, disabled parking, use of golf carts to enjoy the gardens (extra cost). What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, closed-in shoes preferable for the aviary tours, sunscreen and hat. Inclusions: Free Wifi, free photo opportunities with our birds and bird handler, 18 gazebos and picnic areas with Glass House Mountain views, 6 kms of walking paths, 8 acres of gardens. Target markets: Families, groups, seniors, weddings, special events. From rate: Adult $35, Child (3-14 years) $14, Concession $30, Family Day Pass (2 adults & 2 children) $84. +61 400 091 731 |

@malenybotanicgardensandbirdworld @malenybotanicgardens


Mary Valley Rattler

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TOZER STREET, GYMPIE QLD A blast of the whistle and you’re off on a journey back in time aboard the historic Mary Valley Rattler. Sit back, relax and enjoy a nostalgic heritage rail experience through the stunning Mary Valley, one of the most beautiful parts of Queensland. The heritage Gympie Station is home to a historic display dedicated to sharing the stories of the century-old Mary Valley Railway line and its people, along with a gift shop and the Platform No. 1 Café offering many delicious dining options. The Mary Valley Rattler is more than a train ride. It’s a magical trip into living history. See the website for itineraries and times. Tour details: Trains operate Wednesday to Sunday. Available facilities: Heritage rail journeys, Platform No.1 Café, historic display, gift shop, toilets. Disabled facilities:  Toilets at stations, all access to historic Gympie Station. Target markets: Groups, families, seniors. From rate: Contact us for commissionable rates. +61 7 5482 2750 @maryvalleyrattler @maryvalleyrattler

Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita 16 HASTINGS STREET, NOOSA HEADS QLD Map Ref. 39 Noosa Beach House provides relaxed coastal dining in a stylishly chic setting. Featuring an open kitchen the restaurant evolves from a sunny daytime venue in to a sophisticated dining experience in the evening. Enjoy acclaimed chef and restaurateur Peter Kuruvita’s passion for creative cuisine and imaginative menus with flavours from amazing travels and destinations. Disabled facilities: Wheelchair access via a motorised lift from Hastings St. Ramp access from Hastings St. Opening hours: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm, 7 days a week Facilities available: Breakfast, all day dining for lunch and dinner. Degustation Menu including vegetarian options. Peter Kuruvita’s signature curries and dishes. Target markets: Couples, groups, families, weddings. WiFi: Complimentary for diners +61 7 5449 4754 | @NoosaBeachHouse



PLAY Noosa Ferry Cruise Company

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NOOSA MARINA, TEWANTIN QLD Operating from 7 different jetties including; Tewantin, Noosaville, Noosa Sound and Noosa Heads. Discover the beautiful Noosa River and its townships. Enjoy the skipper’s commentary highlighting Noosa’s points of interest, attractions, history and wildlife. Explore Noosa the easy way with the Noosa Ferry Classic Cruise – no need to book – eco tourism accredited “Nature Tourism”. Enjoy the perfect pre-dinner experience with the Noosa Ferry Sunset Cruise – Tuesday to Saturday inclusive – booking essential – eco tourism accredited “Eco Tourism”. Immerse yourself with the “natural Noosa experience” on the Noosa Ferry Eco Cruise – operating on Tuesdays and Thursdays – booking essential – binoculars, bird identification and plant identification booklets provided – eco tourism accredited “Eco Tourism”. Our beautiful boats are also available for private events. Available facilities: Toilets on board. Office hours: 8.00am to 6.00pm daily What to bring: Sunscreen, hat, camera. From rate: Classic Cruise and Sunset Cruise, Adult $25. Eco Cruise, Adult $49. Contact: Paul Grossman | +61 7 5449 8442 | @noosaferry

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast

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PARKYN PARADE, MOOLOOLABA QLD No trip to the Sunshine Coast is complete without visiting SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, a multi-award winning, all weather visitor attraction. Situated at Mooloolaba Wharf, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast is home to thousands of marine and freshwater animals – including sharks, seals, turtles, stingrays, tropical fish and more. Explore 11 fun and interactive animal zones across three levels, including the tidal touch pool, seahorse sanctuary, jellyfish kingdom and the ocean tunnel with all the Jawsome Sharks! With different fun talks and animal feeds, including the family favourite seal presentation, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy. Opening hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 7 days a week. Closed ANZAC day (April 25th) and Christmas Day. QLD school holidays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Available facilities: Free seal presentation, free talks and feeding tours throughout the day (visit our website). Bathrooms, bench seats, restaurant. Disabled facilities: Designated accessible car parking, wheelchair accessible throughout via ramps, toilets, parent room, wheelchairs may be borrowed. Target markets: Families with children aged 5-12, groups, schools. From rate: Adult $40, child $28. +61 7 5458 6226

@UnderWaterWorld.Mooloolaba @sealifesunshinecoast 45

Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort Aqua Day Spa

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14 - 16 HASTINGS STREET, NOOSA HEADS QLD Seek sanctuary and embrace the serenity of the AQUA Day Spa, where wellness is an art. Leave nurtured and nourished with bespoke treatments personalised for you. Explore an array of massage and beauty options to balance the body and mind or simply relax and experience the healing benefits in our aqua therapy spa. Opening hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, 7 days a week Facilities available: Aqua therapy spa, steam room, eight treatment rooms including couples room, relaxation area, beauty and massage. Target markets: Leisure, couples, groups, honeymoon, hens. +61 7 5449 4777 | @noosaaquadayspa @aquadayspanoosa

Skydive Australia

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Skydive Australia offer 18 amazing locations around Australia and skydiving over Noosa is the ultimate adrenalin rush. You’ll exit the plane from up to 15,000ft for an insane 60 seconds of life-changing freefall, falling at over 200km/hr over the stunning Sunshine Coast region. Then float under canopy for 5-7 minutes soaking up views of the picture perfect beaches far below. Our Noosa team have years of experience and are certain to give you the most exhilarating experience of your life! Relive your skydive time and time again with our range of awesome video and picture packages, including dedicated camera options. Available facilities: On-site parking, toilet and kitchen facilities. Tour details: 10,000ft and 15,000ft tandem skydives with an experienced professional. What to bring: Wear loose casual clothes and flat, enclosed shoes. Inclusions: Gear hire, safety briefing, certificate of achievement and loyalty rewards card. Courtesy transport: Free transfers from Noosa to our check-in office located at Sunshine Coast Airport. Target markets: Everyone! From rate: Tandem skydives start at $239.

@Skydive.Noosa @skydiveaustralia 46

PLAY Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours SUNSHINE COAST QLD Offering behind the scenes tours to local breweries, wineries, distilleries, coffee roasters, local food, produce and scenic tours. Private and custom tours are available and can be tailored to suit your clients requirements. Opening hours: Tours available 7 days, offering half day, full day tours and private charters. Tour details: Get behind the scenes to sample local produce, local beer and local stories. What to bring: A sense of fun. Inclusions: Knowledgeable tour guide, air-conditioned transport, all beer samples, lunch (most tours), bottled water. Target markets: Singles, couples, groups and private tours. From rate: $160pp. +61 438 823 377

@sunshinecoastcraftbeertours @sunshinecoastcraftbeertours

The Discovery Group Fraser Island Discovery

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Fraser Island Discovery, recognised as one of Queensland’s leading tour companies, invites you on a fun-filled tour of discovery to our World Heritagelisted icon. Locally family owned and operated, we are a company committed to delivering the very best one-day Fraser Island experience to and from Noosa. 

+61 7 5449 0393 info@the

Office hours: 9.00am – 6.00pm daily. Tour details: Fraser Island day and multi-day tours. Exclusive private charters available. What to bring: Swimwear, sunscreen, camera, towel, hat, insect repellent, water bottle (refillable during tour). Inclusions: Meals and refreshments provided during tour. Courtesy transport: Free shuttle bus servicing greater Noosa area. Target markets: Families, backpackers, couples, private charter groups. From rate: $185 Adult / $130 Child / $600 Family. @thediscoverygroup @thediscoverygroup


Tasman Venture - Remote Fraser Island


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Experience the unique and untouched west coast of Fraser Island (K’gari) and be one of the few to explore parts of the island only the locals know about. Explore the island while bush walking, snorkelling, kayaking and swimming. Our friendly, experienced staff will ensure guests have an unforgettable experience. Enjoy up close and personal encounters with majestic humpback whales and you may even get the chance to swim with these majestic creatures. Tour details: Daily departures from Hervey Bay at 8am, return 5pm (excluding Christmas Day). Departs daily 13 Jul – 28 Oct at 7.30am. Office hours: 24 hour. What to bring: Swimwear, towel, camera, hat, sunscreen, jacket. Inclusions: Small numbers, luxury catamaran, fully licensed with a visit to crystal clear Wathumba, Awinya and Bowarrady Creeks, with their diverse natural beauty, white sandy beaches, coloured sands, guided walks, beach access with amphibious watercraft “SeaLegs”. Tours include morning tea, lunch and antipasto platter, snorkelling equipment, kayaks, tubing and wetsuits. *Whale season: Up close and personal whale encounters, whale immersion experience (subject to conditions). Courtesy transport: From major accommodation in Hervey Bay. Target markets: Families, small groups, couples, individuals, honeymooners. From rate: Adult $185, Child $110, Family $550. Whale Season (13 Jul – 28 Oct) Adult $195, Child $185, Family $790. +61 7 4124 3222 |




On our half-day whale watch encounters, passengers enjoy a tranquil cruise through the Great Sandy Strait, along World Heritage- listed Fraser Island (K’Gari) to Australia’s ultimate humpback whale playground. Guests will come face-to-face when a giant whale spy hops for an up close and personal interaction, they may even get their feet wet on our unique water level platform! Tour details: Twice daily departures during the Hervey Bay Whale Season (13 July 2019 -28 October). Morning cruise; 8.30am – 12.30pm, afternoon cruise; 1.30 – 5.30pm. Office hours: 24 hour. Available facilities: Underwater viewing windows, water level viewing platform, free documentary DVD, hydrophone, kid’s corner, fully licensed, luxurious, fast and air-conditioned. Disabled facilities: Yes. What to bring: Camera, hat, sunscreen, jacket. Inclusions: Guaranteed sightings, delicious morning or afternoon tea plus antipasto platter on return cruise, experienced crew, expert commentary. Courtesy transport: From major accommodation in Hervey Bay. Target markets: Families, groups, couples, individuals From rate: Adult $115, Child $60, Family $310. +61 7 4124 3222 |

@tasmanventureherveybay 48



Australian Working Adventures/Visitoz 8921 BURNETT HIGHWAY, GOOMERI QLD

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How about a Visitoz working farm experience? This can be for either 9 days (coupled with 4 days in Noosa at Halse Lodge) or 5 days on Springbrook or Jaylyn Farms. We offer you the chance to spend time on a working farm and enjoy learning to ride horses, work with sheep and cattle, learn how to drive a tractor and a motor bike or quad bike, and enjoy time in beautiful Queensland countryside. If you have a visa which allows paid work we can offer this and more as a Farm Safety Training course which leads to a guaranteed outback job. This is ideal for those who would like to earn a Second Year Visa and stay longer in Australia. Activities and skills: Horse riding, agricultural motorbikes, work with cattle, drive and operate tractors, work with fencing and learn chain sawing skills, basic vehicle maintenance tuition, farm and outback safety skills. Provided: Full board, accommodation, swimming pool, satellite internet. Target markets: Youth aged 18-30 years. From rate: 1 year programme - $2,600 (visa 417, 462); 1 - 2 weeks farm experience - cost on application; 4 month programme - $2,000. +61 7 4168 6155 | @Visitoz 49

Whalesong Cruises

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GREAT SANDY STRAITS MARINA, URANGAN, HERVEY BAY QLD As Hervey Bay’s premium mid-sized whale watch and cruise boat with a strong focus on ecological practices, sustainability, education and fun. Our entire team are dedicated to ensuring our guests have memories to last a lifetime. Excellent customer service, enormous respect for the environment and the culture of the traditional owners (Butchulla Aboriginals) will ensure Whalesong is your boat of choice when in the Bay.

Whale Watching Cruise Tour details: Get up close and experience intimate encounters with these gentle giants of the sea, Southern Humpback Whales. Our crew are dedicated to exceptional customer service and will ensure you maximise your time with the whales. Educational, aweinspiring and fun are just some of the words our guests have used to describe their whale watch experience with us on Whalesong. Office hours: 7.00am – 7.00pm. Disabled facilities: Ramps to board/disembark, wide wheelchair accessible decks on 3 sides of boat, wheelchair accessible toilet. What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, water bottle, sturdy shoes, jumper, rain jacket, camera. Inclusions: Guaranteed whale watch – if no whale sightings, a free return trip offered. Morning tea and buffet lunch. Expert commentary on marine life and local Aboriginal history. Multilingual crew to give one-on-one real time commentary. Hydrophone to listen to the whales ‘sing’ (when conditions permit). Environmental management charge. Free WiFi. Courtesy transport: Pick up and drop off for Hervey Bay accommodation. Target markets: Families, backpackers, couples, grey nomads. From rate: Adult: $125, Concession: $115, Teenager (15-17): $90, Child: $65, Family (2A + 2C): $340, Family (2A + 3C): $390

Fraser Island Beach & BBQ Cruise Tour details: The perfect half-day trip to West Coast Fraser Island. Step on the pristine, white sand beach and bask in the clear turquoise waters – swimming, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing, playing and relaxing. Experience the West Coast of Fraser Island where few have visited, and enjoy the day on your own terms. Office hours: 7.00am – 7.00pm. Disabled facilities: Ramps to board/disembark, wide wheelchair accessible decks on 3 sides of boat, wheelchair accessible toilet. What to bring:  Hat, sunscreen, water bottle, swimwear, towel, camera. Inclusions: Morning tea and Aussie BBQ buffet lunch. Expert commentary on marine life and local Aboriginal history. Use of ALL equipment: kayaks, snorkelling gear, fishing gear (bait, lures etc), beach activities, rides on inflatable. Stinger suits, if wanted. Environmental management charge. Free WiFi. Courtesy transport: Pick up and drop off for Hervey Bay accommodation. Target markets: Families, backpackers, younger/middle aged couples. From rate: Adult: $110, Teenager (15-17): $85, Child: $65, Family (2A + 2C): $310, Family (2A + 3C): $350 +61 7 4125 6222 |

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25 May



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March 2020

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April 2020



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The Noosa Global Travel Planner 2019-2020 provides the travel trade with easy to use information to help plan and book your client’s dream h...


The Noosa Global Travel Planner 2019-2020 provides the travel trade with easy to use information to help plan and book your client’s dream h...